Business Growth Hub
HELPING WITH THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY.
Business Growth Hub is a comprehensive suite of support tools and connections for business owners at all stages of their business journey.
We’re here to help contribute to the success of your business journey.
We empower local business by growing skills and capability. We believe by connecting local business owners with the right information and the right people at the right time, we’ll help you achieve your business goals.
Business Growth Hub is a comprehensive suite of support tools and connections for business owners at all stages of their business journey. From idea to innovation, our team can provide expert guidance and connections to get you where you want to go.
- A free one-hour appointment with our specialist Business Advisor can help get you started on the right foot or get you back on track if you reach stumbling blocks. This service is ideal for those who are looking to get into business or are at the early stages in their business journey.
- Access to resources, tips and tools available for all businesses.
- Referrals to other business support services relevant for your situation
- Attend Chamber training courses to upskill for business owners & employees.
Business Mentors NZ: Get up to 12 months of confidential, one-on-one assistance for small business owners, who are trading and want to grow or need help to solve specific business challenges.
Our Mentors have experience and empathy for small business, offering guidance, a sounding board, challenge your thinking, and providing you with an independent and fresh perspective
Regional Business Partner Network: Professional development for owners and managers may be provided to a business where our Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.
Co-funded training and capability development may be provided to businesses that are commercially operating
Callaghan Innovation: We are partnering with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.
Our Innovation Manager can connect you to people, including a team of more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers. We empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities, networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.
Needing to go above and beyond, but are not sure how to get there, or who to go to? Our Business Hub team are the experts in our business ecosystem and can connect you to other industry experts and specialist business support services or organisations.
Meet our Business Growth Advisor: Roz Irwin
Roz is a Growth Advisor in the Chamber’s Business Growth Hub, and your first point of contact if you ring our 0800 number (0800 249 482) for business enquiries and assistance.
If you have a business problem or are looking for ways to to grow your business, the Business Growth Team can help you in many ways by directing you to resources, expertise and assistance that are available to all small businesses in the region.
Roz is the person you need to speak to if you would like information on the Regional Business Partners Programme including meeting with a Business Advisor or how to become a service provider. If you’re new to business or new to town she can also arrange a free one-hour consultation for you.
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